AUVSI to Host Workshop on Drones and the Wireless Industry at CTIA Super Mobility Conference, Sept. 8

Review of new FAA regulations for operating commercial drones

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Brian Wynne, president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), will lead a workshop on unmanned aircraft systems at CTIA Super Mobility 2016 in Las Vegas on Sept. 8 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. PDT. The workshop, "Drones and the Wireless Industry: Information, Insights and Actionable Tools to Utilize UAS in Your Business," will take place in Exhibit Hall's Enterprise and Industrial IoT Zone, Booth 6037.

The wireless industry has adopted UAS technology for a number of applications, including tower inspections and optimizing networks for special events. With the recent implementation by the Federal Aviation Administration of Part 107, the small UAS rule, more commercial operators than ever are expected to explore the benefits of UAS. Wynne's workshop will review how these new regulations will impact the wireless industry, as well as the vast potential that UAS have for wireless companies.

Workshop participants include Marke "Hoot" Gibson, senior advisor for UAS Integration at the FAA; Sean Cushing, president, COO and co-founder of HAZON Solutions; Thomas Haun, vice president of Strategy and Globalization for PrecisionHawk; Christopher Moccia, executive vice president of Infrastructure for Measure; Anil Nanduri, vice President of the New Technology Group at Intel; and Art Pregler, director of National Mobility Systems for AT&T.

Wynne will also participate in a panel discussion on UAS and 4G wireless networks, which will take place following the workshop from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. PDT in room Veronese 2401.

An economic impact study by AUVSI found the UAS industry is projected to create more than 100,000 jobs and provide more than $82 billion in economic impact in the first decade following UAS integration into the national airspace.

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) — the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics — represents more than 7,500 members from more than 60 countries involved in the fields of government, industry and academia. AUVSI members work in the defense, civil and commercial markets.

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